MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Explosions occurred in the Indonesian capital on Thursday, reportedly leading to several casualties.
"At 10:50 am [03:50 GMT] there was an explosion in front of Sarinah [mall]," Jakarta metropolitan police said via Twitter.
Police are saying the Jakarta terror attack is ISIS-related— Adam Harvey (@adharves) 14 января 2016
One of the explosions occurred outside the United Nations building in the city center.
Apparent #suicidebomber literally 100m from the office and my hotel. Now gunfire— Jeremy Douglas (@jdouglasSEA) January 14, 2016
5th and 6th bombing— Jeremy Douglas (@jdouglasSEA) January 14, 2016
According to Douglas, there have been a total of six blasts in Jakarta, one of them apparently carried out by a suicide bomber.
Photographs of the scene of the explosion outside the Sarinah shopping center, posted by the city police on Twitter, show three bodies lying on the ground.
At least seven people were reportedly killed.
Inspector general Anton Charliyan, police spokesman, says no suicide bombers, rather grenades. 3 civilians, 3 traffic police fatalities.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) 14 января 2016
There also have been multiple reports of gunfire and at least one active shooter on the scene.
An ABC journalist reported that the attackers came in on motorcycles throwing grenades.